Have you witnessed the miraculous changes that can occur through coaching? If we take an honest look at true transformation, then we see that the most effective changes that take place are not the outward moves our clients make, but the inward ones. True transformation takes place first in the brain via the new pathways we create. Today’s show is all about the fascinating world of neuroscience and how it factors into everything that coaches seek to accomplish with their clients.

Ann Betz is co-founder of BEabove Leadership, an organization of specialists committed to personal, group, and organizational transformation. Ann is an international speaker and trainer who works continually at the intersection of neuroscience, coaching, and human transformation. She is well-versed in this concept of what specifically occurs in the brain as we work with our clients on their pathway to change. Ann is co-developer and leader of BEabove Leadership’s popular training program for advanced coaches: Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching Training. Ann is the author of two coaching books. Through her work, she excels at making the complexities of the brain come to life with depth, humor, and simplicity.

Show Highlights:

  • Where coaching fits and the value it brings in balancing theory and practice
  • How coaches fully believe in the resourcefulness of the client
  • How to convey to your clients the critical aspect of “how I see you”
  • The neuroplasticity of the brain: how we can adapt to anything
  • How the process of change requires different wiring
  • Every time a new pathway is practiced brings strength and reinforcement
  • Coaching to the WHO rather than the WHAT
  • The task network in the brain and how it shuts down the parts that understand vision, purpose, relationships, and others’ perspectives
  • The brain’s default mode network: when your mind wanders
  • How coaches help clients productively use their default mode network
  • What we as coaches often do to get in the way of the client’s brilliance
  • Why coaches have to develop a healthy natural attachment
  • Using “creative, resourceful, and whole” as a mantra
  • Why coaches need to trust the tools and models
  • Why the potential to be more trusting of life and others brings peace and ease
  • How taking a new perspective can physically help reduce stress in the body


Find Ann’s blog: Your Coaching Brain

Find out more about BEabove Leadership:  BEabove Leadership

Ann’s books are available at Amazon 

Integration: The Power of Being Co-Active in Work and Life by Ann Betz

Coaching the Spirit by Ann Betz